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71-75 East Street, Horncastle LN9 6AA, England
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Ranby Lincs
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Called here with two of my friends and had afternoon tea. Delicious!! a fabulous selection and plenty of it and at £9.95 per head excellent. Have also been here for sunday lunch with my husband …. highly recommend.

Thank Bev P
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Possibly best suited to special occasions although we visit several times each year. Menu is descriptive and matched if not surpassed by the foods arrival. Wine list is perfect offering a wide range of choice and price. Convivial and friendly - a great and enjoyable experience

Thank fudgefinger
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It’s the best place to eat in Horncastle but we were the only ones in for lunch – apart from a couple having an early afternoon tea. Perhaps people didn’t want to stump up £26 for a three course meal but the A-board advertises a cheaper £15.95 version. Don’t be fooled. Ask for it and you’re told it has to... More 

Thank scoffer46
Grimsby, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

If my hubby wants to treat me, then he takes me here for a meal, we have also been as a party of 16. Food is always excellent, choice of starter main and dessert... from about four/six options for each. Sit in lounge area first, for drinks and complimentary nibbles, usually something a little different, for example a small cup... More 

Thank JoPickle
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

Before booking this accommodation, we had already reserved a table elsewhere for dinner so didn't eat here. However, our room was of a good standard and was spotlessly clean and well-prepared. The super-king bed was superb. Quite simply one of the most comfortable I've ever had the pleasure of sleeping in and by far the best night's sleep I've had... More 

Thank BMWW
Horncastle, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

Lucky enough to have this great restaurant locally. Have had many memorable meals here. Food, ambiance, decor,service, all top notch. Highly recommend.

Thank par04cj
Chigwell, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

Paid a visit to this restaurant earlier this week, whilst staying in Woodhall Spa for a few days. We went there for dinner and found it to be a most enjoyable experience. The food and service were both excellent and the attention to detail was exceptional.

Thank Chris O
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122 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

Felt spoilt from start to finish with every mouthful something to savour. Very comfortable anti room where you peruse the menu and have bite size appetisers. I wanted to order a slight modification and this was dealt with with flair rather than annoyance as can sometimes be the case. Taken to our table and then a surprise pre starter which... More 

Thank TheWildCats
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92 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

As part of our gastro-year this was some of the best food we have tasted. The flavours were delicious; the presentation excellent. We have been fortunate enough to eat in some of Europe's best restaurants. The originality shown in Magpies is right up there. An excellent wine list just adds to the pleasure. I would recommend this to anyone.

Thank BartieAveyron
Market Rasen, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

See my Magpies Restaurant with rooms review We visited on wednesday lunchtime and evening. Two different menus and price

Thank Ludfordian

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$41 - $80
British, French
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 71-75 East Street, Horncastle LN9 6AA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lincolnshire  >  Horncastle
  • Phone Number: 01507527004
The Magpies Restaurant with Rooms is over two hundred years old and converted from three cottages. Owned by Caroline and Andrew Gilbert for seven years, this year they have added three deluxe ensuite bedrooms. They are members of 'Tastes of Lincolnshire' and use mainly locally sourced produce. They also provide afternoon tea.'The Magpies' is situated on the edge of the Lincolnshire Wolds in the old market town of Horncastle which is also famous for its antique shops.Lunch: Wed to Fri and SunDinner:Wed to Sun Aternoon tea: Wed to Sun The restaurant is open for Christmas Day and New Year.Closed Monday & Tuesday

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?